With the 4th of July approaching, everyone should be making plans for how they want to celebrate their Independence Day.
Here is a list of activities and events happening near you:
Summer Symphony at Memorial Park
The annual Summer Symphony event will take place at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs.
The event on Tuesday will feature troops from Fort Carson, food vendors, and The Colorado Springs Philharmonic leading up to a fireworks display at 9 p.m.
The event will also feature a performance from the Liberty Belles, an all-female performance group dedicated to singing music from the 1940s.
For more information, visit a rundown of the event at Eventbrite.
Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration
Most of downtown Monument will be closed down to make way for a series of events overtaking the town.
The festivities will include a fun-run, pancake breakfast, street fair and parade through the town.
The events will begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and are expected to end around 7 p.m.
For more information on the event, visit Monument, Colorado's webpage.
Pueblo Liberty Point 5K
The tenth annual Pueblo Liberty Point 5K race will kick off a series of festivities in the city on Independence Day.
The race will take place on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Joe Martinez and Purcell Boulevards.
Participants are encouraged to register early here, but last-minute registration will be available leading up to the race.
Visit the United Way website for more information on the event.
Pueblo Wet/Dry Parade
Dating back to the 1970s, the annual Pueblo Wet Parade distinguishes itself from other parades by soaking their participants along the route.
The tradition was started when a fire chief turned his hose on sweating members at the parade, and has since become a tradition where viewers and participants bring their water guns, cannons and balloons, which can be refilled at several watering points along the way.
The parade will take place on Tuesday off Joe Martinez Boulevard and begins at 10 a.m.
For more information, visit the Pueblo West website.
Rollin' on the River
The St Mary-Corwin Medical Center will be hosting a symphony and patriotic fireworks display at the AMR Confluence Plaza.
Gate will open at 5 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. The show will culminate with fireworks show.
Food vendors and bars will also be present at the event.
For more information, visit the Pueblo Riverwalk website.
Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Woodland Park
Woodland Park will be hosting a 4th of July Celebration that will boast food vendors, games and events.
The event will take place starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in Memorial Park, and will last until approximately 3 p.m.
Fireworks will begin later in the evening at around 9:15 p.m.
For more information on the event, visit the Woodland Park Main Street website.
Cripple Creek’s 4th of July Celebration
Recognized as one of the best 4th of July celebrations in Colorado, the Cripple Creek 4th of July Celebration will host a beer garden, food vendors and live entertainment on Saturday.
The festivities will begin at noon and carry on into a fireworks show at night.
The event will feature several live bands, and patrons are encouraged to visit local venues such as casinos during the event.
Visit Cripple Creek's website to learn more about the event.
Where you can watch fireworks:
Firework displays can be seen across El Paso and Pueblo Counties on the night of the 4th. Here is a brief list of where to see them.
- Castle Rock-Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. from the top of the Castle Rock Butte
- Colorado Springs-Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. from Memorial Park
- Manitou Springs-Fireworks will begin at Higginbotham Flats at approximately 9 p.m.
- Monument-Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. at Palmer Lake
- Pueblo West-Fireworks display will begin at approximately dusk